Magneton

Magneton
レアコイル
Magneton.png
Magnemite < Magneton > Farfetchd
Species Type
Magnet Pokémon Electric.gif Steel.gif
Number Ability
#82 Magnet Pull/Sturdy
Analytic
Height Weight
3'3" (1m) 132.3 lbs (60kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
Magnemite Magnezone
Egg Group Catch Rate
Mineral 60
Tier EV Yield
RU 2 Special Attack Points
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Magneton (レアコイル) is the 82nd Pokémon in the Pokédex. Originally it was classified as an Electric Type but in Generation II onwards, it would be reclassified as a Dual Electric/Steel Type. It is known as the Magnet Pokémon.

Magneton can use one of two Abilities: Magnet Pull, which prevents opposing Steel-Type Pokémon from running away or switching out while this Pokémon is in battle; or Sturdy, which protects it from being KO'd if its HP is full or a One-Hit KO Move is used against it. Its Hidden Ability is Analytic, which increases the power of its moves by 30% if it moves last.

Magnemite can evolve into Magneton at Level 30. Starting in Generation IV, Magneton have the opportunity to evolve into Magnezone if it Levels Up at either Mt. Coronet or Chargestone Cave.

Magneton is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Magneton One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Magneton's appearance is extremely similar to its previous evolution, Magnemite. Instead of being one magnet-like creature, it is three, each 'body' is connected to the other via magnetism.

Gender Differences

Magneton is a Genderless Pokémon species.

Game Information

Original Games

Magneton can be found at the Power Plant in Red, Blue and Yellow, and Cerulean Cave in Red and Blue. The only way to obtain a Magneton in Gold, Silver and Crystal is to evolve a Magnemite.

Magneton appear inside New Mauville in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. In FireRed and LeafGreen, Magneton can be found at the Power Plant and throughout Cerulean Cave.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Magneton can be obtained by evolving a Magnemite, and can be found at Route 222 and Victory Road in Pokémon Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Magneton appear inside Cerulean Cave and at the Safari Zone's Mountain area throughout the day, and by placing 3 Plains Objects in the area.

In Pokémon Black and White, Magneton can be obtained by evolving a Magnemite, and appear at the P2 Laboratory in Black 2 and White 2.

In Pokémon X and Y, Magneton can be caught in the wild at the Lost Hotel and in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can obtained by evolving Magnemite, with this method being the same in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Spin-Off Games

Magneton is a Shadow Pokémon that can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by Snagging it from Cipher Peon Snidle at Cipher Key Lair.

Magneton can be found at Huge Storage 2, Endless Level 21, Forever Level 21 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Magneton in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Magnemite. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Magneton can be found at Chasm Cave B1-B8 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F. Magneton is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B1-B6 and Final Cave 27F-29F.

Magneton can be found at Krokka Tunnel, Waterworks and Dusk Factory in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Magneton appears at the Oil Field Hideout, Habura Desert, Hippowdon Temple, Altru Building and Altru Tower. Magneton also appears in multiple areas in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, appearing multiple times inside the Oblivia Ruins, Layuda Island, and the Oblivia Region Sky Fortress in the Present, but like its previous form, Magneton doesn't appear in the Past missions.

Magneton appears at Firebreathing Mountain Factory 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Magneton is listed in the EX Trainer Kit Latios Half-deck and Black Kyurem EX Battle Strength deck. Magneton is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set and as an Uncommon Card in the EX Dragon, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Delta Species, Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront (2) and Triumphant sets.

Magneton is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Fossil (2), Team Rocket (2), Gym Heroes, Neo Revelation, Aquapolis, Skyridge (2), EX Dragon, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, EX Delta Species, EX Legend Maker and EX Power Keepers sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Wild Magneton make an appearance in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. Jackson would use a Shiny Magneton during the episode Tie One On!, which was Ash's final preliminary matchup in the Johto League. Magneton would defeat both Pikachu and Cyndaquil before being defeated by Bulbasaur.

Wattson would also use a Magneton in a Gym Battle against Ash during the episode Watt's With Wattson?. Pikachu would defeat Magneton in one hit to win the battle and the Dynamo Badge, but Wattson would later ask Ash for a rematch.

Movies

Wild Magneton would make an appearance in The Power of One. Zero would use Magneton in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Manga

Magneton's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Magneton is a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a high base 120 Special Attack and great offensive typing that allows for it to hit a large portion of the tier for neutral damage barring Mega Camerupt and Seismitoad, Magneton is a force to be reckoned with. It fits very well on balance and offensive teams alike due to its ability to function well in a VoltTurn core, which allows for it to continue pressuring the opposing team. Magneton's abilities give it great utility, as Analytic allows for it to hit opposing switch ins or faster Pokémon harder and Sturdy allows for it to live one hit. Magneton's best set is a Choice Specs set that maximizes power over everything and functions as a great Fletchinder, Braviary, and Vivillon check. However, Magneton is not without flaws, as it has a mediocre Speed tier which leaves it open to being revenge killed. It has some crippling weaknesses to Ground, Fighting, and Fire, with the Ground weakness giving it a massive vulnerability to Dugtrio. Its bulk is not the best either due to a lackluster HP stat that undermines its defenses.

Magneton is usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With Magnet Pull, a high Special Attack stat, and a STAB combination that can hit the majority of the tier for neutral damage, Magneton is a very unique Electric-type that can support its team well at times. It can trap certain Steel-types like Empoleon and hit them for significant damage with a Choice Specs boosted Thunderbolt. Magneton has the most resistances among any Pokémon in the tier, giving it a decent amount of opportunities to switch in and threaten its foe. However, Magneton's bulk and Speed are average at best, and it is weak to numerous common attacking types. Its niche is not as notable as it is in other tiers due to a lack of commonly used Steel-type Pokémon it can trap.

Magneton is also viable in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. While mostly outclassed by its evolution Magnezone, Magneton's higher Speed stat allows for it to use a Choice Scarf set that can outpace Pokémon like Weavile, Starmie, Tornadus-T, and Talonflame. Its good Special Attack, great ability in Magnet Pull that allows it to trap pesky Steel-types like Skarmory and Ferrothorn, and ability to gain momentum for a team through Volt Switch are all valued. Magneton's bad HP stat makes Magneton's bulk relatively underwhelming and its movepool does not offer great coverage options. Magneton also is easily walled by specially defensive Pokémon and is very reliant on its Choice Scarf, which can prove problematic if a Pokémon uses Knock Off against it

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Rare Power Plant
Red/Blue Rare Cerulean Cave
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Magnemite
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Rare New Mauville
Fire Red/Leaf Green Few Power Plant, Cerulean Cave: B1-2F
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Cipher Key Lair: Snag from Cipher Peon Snidle
Diamond/Pearl None Evolve Magnemite
Platinum 5% Route 222
Platinum 30% Victory Road: 2F
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 10% Cerulean Cave: 1F (Night), Cerulean Cave: 2F
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 11% Cerulean Cave: 1F (Morning & Day)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 15% Cerulean Cave: B1
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Peak, Safari Zone: Mountain, Safari Zone: Mountain (Place 3 Plains Objects, 0 Day Wait)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White None Evolve Magnemite
Black 2/White 2 15% P2 Laboratory
X/Y 20% Lost Hotel
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Magnemite
Sun/Moon None Evolve Magnemite

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Formed by several Magnemite linked together. They frequently appear when sunspots flare up.
Blue Formed by several Magnemite linked together. They frequently appear when sunspots flare up.
Yellow Generates strange radio signals. It raises the temperature by 3.6F degrees within 3,300 feet.
II Gold Three Magnemite are linked by a strong magnetic force. Earaches will occur if you get too close.
Silver The Magnemite are united by a magnetism so powerful, it dries all moisture in its vicinities.
Crystal When many Magneton gather together, the resulting magnetic storm disrupts radio waves.
III Ruby Magneton emits a powerful magnetic force that is fatal to mechanical devices. As a result, large cities sound sirens to warn citizens of large-scale outbreaks of this Pokémon.
Sapphire Magneton emits a powerful magnetic force that is fatal to electronics and precision instruments. Because of this, it is said that some towns warn people to keep this Pokémon inside a Poké Ball.
Emerald It is actually three Magnemite linked by magnetism. It generates powerful radio waves that raise temperatures by 3.6 degrees F within a 3,300-foot radius.
FireRed A linked cluster formed of several Magnemite. It discharges powerful magnetic waves at high voltage.
LeafGreen Formed by several Magnemite linked together. They frequently appear when sunspots flare up.
IV Diamond It is actually three Magnemite linked by magnetism. A group can set off a magnetic storm.
Pearl Many mysteriously appear when more sunspots dot the sun. They stop TV sets from displaying properly.
Platinum A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
HeartGold Three Magnemite are linked by a strong magnetic force. Earaches will occur if you get too close.
SoulSilver The Magnemite are united by a magnetism so powerful, it dries all moisture in its vicinity.
V Black Many mysteriously appear when more sunspots dot the sun. They stop TV sets from displaying properly.
White Many mysteriously appear when more sunspots dot the sun. They stop TV sets from displaying properly.
Black 2 The stronger electromagnetic waves from the three linked Magnemite are enough to dry out surrounding moisture.
White 2 The stronger electromagnetic waves from the three linked Magnemite are enough to dry out surrounding moisture.
VI X A link cluster formed of several Magnemite. It discharges powerful magnetic waves at high voltage.
Y Generates strange radio signals. It raises the temperature by 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit within 3,300 feet.
Omega Ruby Magneton emits a powerful magnetic force that is fatal to mechanical devices. As a result, large cities sound sirens to warn citizens of large-scale outbreaks of this Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire Magneton emits a powerful magnetic force that is fatal to electronics and precision instruments. Because of this, it is said that some towns warn people to keep this Pokémon inside a Poké Ball.
VII Sun When three Magnemite link together, their brains also become one. They do not become three times more intelligent.
Moon It has about three times the electrical power of Magnemite. For some reason, outbreaks of this Pokémon happen when lots of sunspots appear.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
. 210 304 .
Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Def
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Atk
120
220 245 339 372
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Tri Attack Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Start Zap Cannon Electric.gif 120 50 Special.png
Start Electric Terrain Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Start Thunder Shock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Magnet Bomb Steel.gif 60 -- Physical.png
5 Thunder Shock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
7 Magnet Bomb Steel.gif 60 -- Physical.png
11 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
13 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
17 Sonic Boom Normal.gif ?? 90 Special.png
19 Spark Electric.gif 65 100 Physical.png
23 Mirror Shot Steel.gif 65 85 Special.png
25 Metal Sound Steel.gif -- 85 Other.png
29 Electro Ball Electric.gif ?? 100 Special.png
33 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
39 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
43 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
49 Lock-On Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
53 Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
59 Gyro Ball Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
63 Zap Cannon Electric.gif 120 50 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Magneton cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding as it is a Genderless Pokémon.

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Continental Crush Rock.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Special.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Electroweb Electric.gif 55 95 Special.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

Generation III Exclusive Moves

Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30
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Magneton
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up at Electric Rock

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ice.gif
Rock.gif
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Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Fire.gif
Fighting.gif
Ground.gif

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